- Retired (depending on one's definition of that word)
- Convinced Jennifer to marry him in 1991. They married in Tucson, AZ in 1992. Here's proof.
- Three kids
- Born in Canada. US green card holder. (Green cards are actually pink.)
- Boring professional information here
- Lives in California
- PhD dissertation title: Multivariate Simultaneous Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity
- First Univ of Alberta student to graduate with a joint honors degree in Math and Economics. Benefit of this is that I could define the requirements of the degree as I went through it.
- Paid his way through college by refereeing ice hockey
- More random stuff here
- Final stuff here
How Ken spends his time
...when he's not getting in Jennifer's way
- Board member, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
- Consultant, Golden Gate Capital (GGC)
- Advisor, Alternative Investments Forum (AIF)
- Advisor, CircleUp
- Learning HTML/CSS programming, so he can create this website
- Member, Univ of Arizona National Leadership Council (NLC )
- Board member, Vaultbank (Vaultbank) Vaultbank is making cryptocurrencies accessible to the general public.
- Getting into shape and staying in shape:
- Training for a week-long bike trip to Spain with four friends in April 2018. Here's what we're doing.
- Daily exercise. Well, almost daily.
- UC San Diego:
- Member, Board of Trustees
- Member (former chair), Foundation investment committee
- Global chair, $2b capital campaign
Gladiator, The Princess Bride, The Fugitive
- Food: Ice cream
- Activity: Reading and sleeping by the pool
- Vacation destination: Big Island, Hawaii
- Books: Robert Ludlam's Jason Bourne series
- Restaurant: Hy's Steakhouse, in Calgary or Toronto
- City (outside of Northern California): San Diego
- opening cocktail: vodka martini, twist, extra cold
- appetizer: french onion soup
- salad: wedge salad, no blue cheese
- main course: filet mignon (medium) with baked potato and a green vegetable
- drink: Cabernet sauvignon
- dessert: mud pie
- Sport: Ice hockey
Yes, he really did this...
While doing his Ph.D. research in grad school, Ken named a junk file with the asterisk symbol (*). This was in the early days of the unix operating system, when they still allowed you to name files with symbols. When he was finished with the file, he typed "> remove *" to delete the junk file. But in unix operating system, the asterisk symbol means "everything," so he deleted a full year of his Ph.D. research.